Although he probably didn’t plan it, when New England shirtmaker Oliver Fisher Winchester acquired the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. in 1857 and re-named it the New Haven Arms Co., he ended up dramatically altering firearm technology, helped settle the American West and subsequently created a legacy that continues to this day.
Since 1974, Schiffer Publishing has been producing high-quality, glossy-paged books on nearly every type of antique of interest to the collector’s market. For arms and militaria collectors, the publisher’s Schiffer Military branch has been the go-to for books on nearly every aspect of 20th-century military material.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021, the Contemporary Longrifle Association's annual show is a gathering of dedicated artisans and manufacturers who are keeping the art of longrifle building alive.
Though largely forgotten and scarce today, the Colt 1871-72 "Open Top" revolvers represented an evolution in design for Colt, and ultimately paved the way for the Colt to transition from the cap-and-ball era to the cartridge era of the Single Action Army.
Mimicking that antique rifle stock's finish might be harder than you think, but there's a tried-and-true method for finishing gun stocks.